On This Day

On This Day in Music for September 30

Events in Music

  • 1791 Mozart's opera "Magic Flute", with German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder, premieres at Schikaneder's Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, Austria
  • 1935 George Gershwin's opera "Porgy and Bess" premieres in Boston
  • 1963 "Student Gypsy" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1964 "Oh What a Lovely War" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 125 performances
  • 1965 Donovan's 1st US TV appearance (Shindig)
  • 1977 Ringo Starr releases album "Ringo the 4th"
  • 1982 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's sixth studio album "Nebraska", a solo record, made without a backing band
  • 1992 26th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks wins
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Weddings in Music

  • 1968 American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis (42) weds American singer Betty Mabry (23); divorce 1969
  • 2006 Hanson pop rocker Isaac Hanson (25) weds Nicole Dufresne (22) at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 2011 Paramore bassist Jeremy Davis (26) weds TV host and actress Kathryn Camsey in Las Vegas

Divorces in Music

  • 1938 Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (37) divorces pianist Lil Armstrong (40) after more than 14 years of marriage

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Musicians Who Died on Sep 30

  • 1612 Ercole Bottrigari, Italian composer, dies at 81
  • 1712 Johann Michael Zächer, Austrian composer, dies at 61
  • 1716 Heinrich Georg Neuss, composer, theologian and poet, dies at 62
  • 1755 Francesco Durante, Neapolitan composer,and teacher dies at 71
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